Who We Are

ACA photo (9)Structure July 2013

Our Structure – please click on the image above to see the composition of the organisation.


Chairman – Barrie Kenyon                                                                                                                                                                       Barrie Kenyon                                                                                    As an ex-president of Christchurch Lions Club, Barrie is active in the   community and in particular manages the Lions monthly car boot sales.He has a company specialising in information technology security, helping organisations to guard against the many threats in today’s technology environment.  Barrie moved to Christchurch in 2001 and his interests include sailing, community, travel and meeting with friends

Vice Chairman – Fred Neale 

Fred NealeFred was appointed to the Board of Trutees in 2010. He is a Borough Councillor, sits on several committees and task and finish groups, currently Heritage Champion. First elected In 2007 as an Independent Councillor for the Jumpers Ward. He was Mayor in 2015/16. Fred is involved in many local initiatives such as The Friends of Christchurch Railway Station, since 2007 and currently Chairman of the Trustees. Previously a Trustee of CCP, Dial A Bus, Give and Gain Charity Shop. He started his first business in London in 1966, going on to start, or assist, in a number of ventures over the years. He moved here in 1984 with his wife and family, having spent much of his early life around the area. He started his own printing and stationery business here and spent 17 years teaching at Bournemouth and Poole College. He ran ‘Town Cubs Scouts’ and has served as an LEA School Govenor at the local  Junior School. He brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the organisation. Fred says he has little time for his own interests, but does enjoy boating, helping the community and his family, particularly his grandchildren.

Trustee – Norma Fox

Norma FoxNorma can’t remember how it was that she first got involved with Age Concern Christchurch (ACC). It was probably through supporting her husband,David, who was a founder of the organisation and our first chairman.Running the office when ACC was based in Druitt Hall, Norma says she was on the committee “for ever” and now enjoys her role as        Trustee. Norma was Mayor of Christchurch in 1985.


Trustee and Treasurer – Sue Spittle

Sue is a Borough Councilor representing St Catherine’s Hill and Sue SpittleHurn and in the past has served as Mayor of the Borough. She has strong interests in the open countryside and Heritage of the Borough. She is currently involved with housing matters including Affordable Housing, Housing Advice Service Housing Strategy and Housing Investment.She is married with a family.


Trustee – Simon Spendlowe  MSc  PgCert  Dip FD  Dip FSM
Simon commenced his career within the funeral profession in 1989. He is an Area Manager for a local independent funeral business. He specialises in arranging and directing funerals, pre-payment plans, and bereavement after care.He is a former president of the Bournemouth and District Association of Funeral Dierctors and serves as a School Governor for a local “all through” Academy.

Married with two children. He is a keen “Sea Kayaker “with a good appetite for classical music concerts.

Trustee and Secretary – Neil Andrews

Neil qualified as a solicitor in October 1995, after completing his training contract at Coles Miller Solicitors. He was made a partner at the firm in 1999. Neil is a commercial Litigator dealing with a variety of commercial disputes in the County Court, High Court and Employment Tribunals.

Neil is on the Board of Directors at Safewise in Bournemouth, formerly a trustee of Poole CAB and is former Chair of Friends of Forest Holme, a local hospice charity.


General Manager – Alistair Rumsey   FRSPH MBIFM MIH MBICSc

Responsible for the day to day running of the Organisation, Alistair joined Age Concern Christchurch in June 2014. Reporting directly to the Board, he works closely with the Trustees on strategic issues.





Administration and Befriending Manager – Lorraine Purdue


Lorraine is responsible for both the office volunteers and the Befriending Team. She is responsible for recruitment and training and supports both teams in providing a quality service to our clients.